Brian Sims

A guide to meeting BS 8629:2019


1 hour

Study Method

Study Online


Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Course Provided By

Advanced Co

CPD Hours Earned



Fire Safety

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Course Overview

  • Scope and definitions of BS 8629
  • Evacuation alert zones, sounders, siting of devices
  • Evacuation alert control and indicating equipment
  • Responsibility of the installer
  • Commissioning and handover

Course Description

BS 8629:2019 is the new code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats.

Certified by the FIA, this CPD is an opportunity for those wanting to know more about how this new code of practice impacts on their part in the building safety strategy.

It will review the main clauses to explain their relevance. It also covers the scope and definitions of BS 8629, evacuation alert zone, sounders, siting of devices, evacuation alert control and indicating equipment, responsibilities of the installer and commissioning and handover.

Who is the course for?

The CPD is suitable for consultants, fire risk assessors, building safety managers, the fire and rescue service and anyone else who needs a better understanding of the requirements of BS 8629.

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